May 27, 2011
For immediate release
For more information, contact:
David R. Guenette,
aHa! Art Walk Organizer
P. O. Box 676
Housatonic, MA 01236
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What: aHa Art Walk
Where: Village of Housatonic, Great Barrington, MA
When: Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Housatonic, a village of Great Barrington, MA, has long been the home of galleries and artists’ studios. Art Walk, by aHa!—the Association of Housatonic Artists—has been produced for dozens of years to celebrate the galleries and artists of Housatonic.
Seven galleries, a number of open studios, and Berkshire Pulse are inviting all to drop on by Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, from 11:00-6:00. This year’s aHa! Art Walk also includes be several special shows and events, including a group show of a dozen local artists being presented on the top floor of the Berkshire Pulse building, at 410 Park Street.
Also new with this year’s aHa! Art Walk is a special two-day show highlighting Berkshire and Mid-Hudson regional studio furniture makers, a rarely shown art form that takes furniture techniques to build stunning, one-of-a-kind sculpture that retains practical roles as furniture. This show is curated by Sharada Mia, owner of Sharada Gallery (formerly of Hudson and Rhinebeck, NY), and presents nearly a dozen of the region’s top practitioners of this art, including Michael Gregorio, Peter Deller, and Jeff Johnson. This expansive show will be presented at the Berkshires Product Building, one of the major mill structures in the village.
Other shows will include Dan Mead and Sally Eagle, widely published travel and nature photographers, whose stunning work has gained wide recognition, including, most recently, as a finalist in the Wildlife Photographer of the Year 2010 category, from the Natural History Museum, London, England.
A number of local businesses will be offering specials in support of the Art Walk, and additional announcement for opening receptions, talks, Art Walk Map, artist information, and show updates can be found at http://housatonicartists.org/.